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Rhabdophane-(Nd)

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Formula:
(Nd,Ce,La)(PO4) · H2O
Colour:
Brown, pinkish, yellowish-white, colourless
Hardness:
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
From the Greek, rhabdos, a rod, plus phainesthai, to appear, in allusion to the bands characteristically exhibited in its spectrum, plus the suffix "-(Nd)" indicating the dominance of Nd over other REE in this species.
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Classification of Rhabdophane-(Nd)Hide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
8.CJ.45

8 : PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, VANADATES
C : Phosphates without additional anions, with H2O
J : With only large cations
19.9.8

19 : Phosphates
9 : Phosphates of rare earths and Sc

Physical Properties of Rhabdophane-(Nd)Hide

Colour:
Brown, pinkish, yellowish-white, colourless
Hardness:
3½ on Mohs scale

Chemical Properties of Rhabdophane-(Nd)Hide

Formula:
(Nd,Ce,La)(PO4) · H2O
IMA Formula:
NdPO4 · H2O

Crystallography of Rhabdophane-(Nd)Hide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Class (H-M):
6 2 2 - Trapezohedral
Space Group:
P62 2 2
Cell Parameters:
a = 6.960 Å, c = 6.372 Å
Ratio:
a:c = 1 : 0.916
Unit Cell V:
267.32 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
3

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
d-spacingIntensity
6.07 (m)
4.40 (s)
3.49 (m)
3.02 (vsb)
2.83 (s)
2.15 (s)
1.859 (m)
Comments:
Sample from Salisbury, Connecticut, USA.

Type Occurrence of Rhabdophane-(Nd)Hide

Other Language Names for Rhabdophane-(Nd)Hide

Relationship of Rhabdophane-(Nd) to other SpeciesHide

Other Members of this group:
Brockite(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
Rhabdophane-(Ce)(Ce,La)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
Rhabdophane-(La)(La,Ce)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
Rhabdophane-(Y)YPO4·H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2OHex.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Rhabdophane-(La)4 photos of Rhabdophane-(Nd) associated with Rhabdophane-(La) on mindat.org.
Goethite1 photo of Rhabdophane-(Nd) associated with Goethite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

8.CJ.05StercoriteNa(NH4)HPO4 · 4H2OTric.
8.CJ.10Mundrabillaite(NH4)2Ca(HPO4)2 · H2OMon. m : Pm
8.CJ.10Swaknoite(NH4)2Ca(HPO4)2 · H2OOrth.
8.CJ.15NabaphiteNaBaPO4 · 9H2OIso.
8.CJ.15NastrophiteNa(Sr,Ba)PO4 · 9H2O
8.CJ.20HaidingeriteCaHAsO4 · H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
8.CJ.25VladimiriteCa4(AsO4)2(AsO3OH) · 4H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CJ.30FerrarisiteCa5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CJ.35Machatschkiite(Ca,Na)6(AsO4)(HAsO4)3(PO4,SO4) · 15H2OHex.
8.CJ.40PhaunouxiteCa3(AsO4)2 · 11H2OTric.
8.CJ.40RauenthaliteCa3(AsO4)2 · 10H2OTric. 1 : P1
8.CJ.45Brockite(Ca,Th,Ce)PO4 · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Grayite(Th,Pb,Ca)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(Ce)(Ce,La)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Rhabdophane-(La)(La,Ce)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.45Tristramite(Ca,U,Fe)(PO4,SO4) · 2H2OHex.
8.CJ.45SmirnovskiteCaTh(PO4)2 · nH2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
8.CJ.50ArdealiteCa2(HPO4)(SO4) · 4H2OMon. m : Bb
8.CJ.50BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CJ.50Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
8.CJ.50PharmacoliteCa(HAsO4) · 2H2OMon. m
8.CJ.50Churchite-(Nd)Nd(PO4) · 2H2OMon.
8.CJ.55McneariteNaCa5(AsO4)(HAsO4)4 · 4H2OTric.
8.CJ.60DorfmaniteNa2HPO4 · 2H2OOrth.
8.CJ.65SincositeCa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 5H2OTet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/nnm
8.CJ.65BariosincositeBa(VO)2(PO4)2 · 4H2OTet.
8.CJ.70CatalanoiteNa2(HPO4) · 8H2OOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Ibca
8.CJ.75GuériniteCa5(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 9H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
8.CJ.85NingyoiteCaU(PO4)2 · 1-2H2OOrth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

19.9.1Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
19.9.2Churchite-(Y)Y(PO4) · 2H2OMon. 2/m : B2/b
19.9.3Monazite-(Ce)Ce(PO4)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
19.9.4Monazite-(La)La(PO4)
19.9.5Monazite-(Nd)Nd(PO4)
19.9.6Rhabdophane-(Ce)(Ce,La)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
19.9.7Rhabdophane-(La)(La,Ce)(PO4) · H2OHex. 6 2 2 : P62 2 2
19.9.9Vitusite-(Ce)Na3(Ce,La,Nd)(PO4)2Orth. mm2 : Pca21
19.9.10Florencite-(Ce)CeAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
19.9.11Florencite-(La)LaAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
19.9.12Florencite-(Nd)NdAl3(PO4)2(OH)6
19.9.13KolbeckiteScPO4 · 2H2OMon. 2/m

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Rhabdophane-(Nd)Hide

Reference List:
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Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 774 (as Scovillite).
Hildebrand, F.A., M.H. Carron, and H.J. Rose, Jr. (1957) Re-examination of rhabdophane (scovillite) from Salisbury, Connecticut. Geological Society of America Bull.: 68: 1744–1745 (abstract).
Muto, T., R. Meyrowitz, A.M. Pommer, and T. Murano (1959) Ningyoite, a new uranous phosphate mineral from Japan. American Mineraleralogist: 44: 633–650.
Bowles, J.F.W. and D.J. Morgan (1984) The composition of rhabdophane. Mineralogical Magazine: 48: 146–148.
American Mineralogist (1985): 70: 440.

Internet Links for Rhabdophane-(Nd)Hide

Localities for Rhabdophane-(Nd)Hide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Angola
 
  • Huambo Province
    • Bailundo City Council
Beleque, A. R. C. (2010). Minerais de ETR no complexo carbonatítico de Bailundo (Mungo, Angola): ocorrência, composição e significado económico.
Czech Republic
 
  • Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen)
    • Liberec Region
Scharm, B.: Přehled minerálů nalezených v oblasti uranových koncentrací v severočeské křídě. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrografického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 1995, roč. 3, s. 169-172.
Germany
 
  • Baden-Württemberg
    • Black Forest
      • Gengenbach
        • Haigerach valley
Wittern,A. (1995) Mineralien finden im Schwarzwald
      • Wolfach
        • Oberwolfach
          • Rankach valley
Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German); KOLITSCH, U. (1997): Ianthinit und weitere Neufunde aus der Grube Clara im mittleren Schwarzwald. - Erzgräber 11 (2), 76-88.
  • Bavaria
    • Franconia
      • Spessart
        • Waldaschaff
Lorenz, J., Schmitt, R., Hahn, W. (2007): Rhabdophan und Cuprobismutit von der Barytgrube "Pauline" in Waldaschaff im Spessart, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 58, 41-54
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Schneeberg District
        • Rödergasse
Belendorff, K. (2009): Dreyerit und Rhabdophan-(Nd) aus Schneeberg, Erzgebirge. Mineralien-Welt 20 (3), 27-29
Italy
 
  • Liguria
    • Savona Province
      • Maremola Valley
        • Magliolo
Bracco, R., Balestra, C., Castellaro, F., Mills, S.J., Ma, C., Callegari, A.M., Boiocchi, M., Bersani, D., Cadoni, M., Ciriotti, M.E. (2012): Nuovi minerali di terre rare da Costa Balzi Rossi, Magliolo (SV), Liguria. Micro. 2/2012. 66-77.
Japan
 
  • Kyushu Region
    • Saga Prefecture
Takai, Y. and Uehara, S. (2012) Rhabdophane-(Y), YPO4·H2O, a new mineral in alkali olivine basalt from Hinodematsu, Genkai-cho, Saga Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 107, 110-113.
  • Shikoku Island
    • Ehime Prefecture
      • Houjou City
Minakawa (1988) Sato Shinji Kyoju Taikan Kinen Ronbunshu, 101-105.
Madagascar
 
  • Antsiranana Province
    • Diana Region (Northern Region)
      • Ambanja District
        • Ampasindava Peninsula
          • Betaimboay
            • Unnamed caldera
Wolfgang Hampel (2011), fieldwork/studies
Russia
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
www.koeln.netsurf.de/~w.steffens/lovo.htm
        • Alluaiv Mt
          • Umbozero mine (Umbozerskii mine; Umba Mine)
Chukanov, N. V., Ermolaeva, V. N., Pekov, I. V., Sokolov, S. V., Nekrasov, A. N., & Sokolova, M. N. (2005). Raremetal mineralization connected with bituminous matters in late assemblages of pegmatites of the Khibiny and Lovozero massifs. New Data Minerals, 40, 80-95.
UK
 
  • England
Specimens in the Natural History Museum, London (Ludlam Collection)
      • St Austell District
        • Tywardreath
Mineralogical Magazine 48, 146-148(1984); Goley, P. and Williams R. (1995) Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications
USA (TL)
 
  • Connecticut
    • Litchfield Co.
      • Salisbury
        • Salisbury District
Brush, George J. and Samuel L. Penfield. (1883), Scovillite: A New Phosphate of Didymium, Yttrium and other Rare Earths, From Salisbury, Connecticut. American Journal of Science: 25: 459.
  • Wisconsin
    • Marathon Co.
      • Wausau Intrusive Complex
Hanson, S.L., et al (1999) Rocks and Minerals, 74, 184
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